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Majors and Minors

| CHILD DEVELOPMENT MAJOR |
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he child development program at CMU explores the growth and development of children from birth through adolescence in the context of families and communities. As an applied professional program, students are prepared to work with children and youth in a variety of settings immediately after graduation or are prepared for graduate level licensures and certification programs in both health and counseling related fields. Click for required courses >>>

2013-837-002 Early Childhood Development Lab EHS sj.jpg| EARLY CHILDHOOD
DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING |
The Early Childhood Development and Learning major is a structured plan of study designed to meet the training guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This concentration is especially appropriate for students who plan on working in early childhood settings such as preschools, Head Start programs, and child care centers without focusing on elementary education. This major is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for employment as a lead teacher in non-public school Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) preschools. Click for required courses >>>

| EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING | (B.S. in Education)

The Early Childhood Development and Learning Major for elementary education focuses on the interdisciplinary study of children from birth through age eight within the context of teaching and working with children in educational settings. Students who complete this program may take the Michigan Early Childhood Examination, which results in the addition of the Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement to the student's K-8 teaching certificate. The ZS Endorsement is required for employment in Michigan Public School Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) preschools. Click for required courses >>>

| CHILD DEVELOPMENT MINOR |
The minor is designed to complement a wide variety of majors selected by students interested in working with individuals in family and human service settings. Due to the variability in students' goals for completing the minor, all students are encouraged to see an advisor prior to beginning the course work.
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| EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING MINOR |
(B.S. in Education, Provisional Elementary Certificate, or Provisional Elementary Certification with Emotional or Cognitive Impairment Endorsement)

This minor is especially appropriate for students who plan on working in inclusive early childhood settings such as Pre-K - 3 elementary classrooms, child care centers, preschools, Head Start, and Early Head Start programs.
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